List of Social Media Issues

Your social media brain is under a lot of pressure.

Your social media brain is under a lot of pressure.

Social media this and social media that. Social media has been around for quite a while now, but not all is well in this online wonderland.

I keep this list of various social media issues for myself to stay on top of the biggest anti-social trends.

Here we go:

List of Social Media Issues

  • Bot accounts.
  • Filter bubbles.
  • Echo chambers.
  • Cyberbullying.
  • Online trolls.
  • Troll farms.
  • Online mobs.
  • Online hate.
  • Algorithmic polarisation.
  • Election tampering.
  • The spread of fake news and alternative facts.
  • The spread of conspiracy theories.
  • Using the Internet for propaganda.
  • Cyber terrorism.
  • Brandcallers.
  • Spam.
  • Ad fraud.
  • Well, any fraud in general.
  • Online terrorist networks.
  • Alt-right crazies and their identity politics.
  • Alt-left crazies and their identity politics.
  • Unchecked PC culture.
  • Government surveillance.
  • The copyright mafia.
  • Deplatforming.
  • Cancel culture.
  • Techlash.
  • The splinternet.
  • Social media fakers.
  • Fake followers.
  • Buying followers.
  • Paywalls.
  • Clickbait journalism.
  • Fear of screen time.
  • Mental health issues.
  • Filter failure.
  • Information overload.
  • Deepfake videos.

Problems, too, adapt.

Now, I don’t know how much you or I can influence any of the above. But I know that you control where you decide to direct your attention.

Social media this and social media that, yes. But a single fact remains:

Your social media brain — your responsibility.

Spin for the win,

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Jerry Silfwer
Jerry Silfwer, aka Doctor Spin, is an awarded senior adviser specialising in public relations and digital strategy. Currently CEO at KIX Communication Index and Spin Factory. Before that, he worked at Kaufmann, Whispr Group, Springtime PR, and Spotlight PR. Based in Stockholm, Sweden.

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